Xcode and the Base Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by silverf1re, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. silverf1re macrumors regular

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    Hi all,
    Quick question. BB has the base mac mini for 299 after coupons etc. My question is would the base mac mini work well enough for someone wanting to get into iOS development? Id like to learn swift and create an app but 299 is about the top I want to invest into that project. Any higher and I'll just use xamarin. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    You have coupons that drop the price of the base mini to $299?

    Got a link?
     
  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    It will work but be slow. The problem is the 4GB memory. Better to get a used 2012 with upgrade to 8 or even 16.
     
  4. silverf1re thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, i guess ill keep an eye out for a super cheap 2012. I think people know that they are more valuable for their upgradeablity because they go for as much or more than the 2014
     
  5. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    The 2010 mini still can run Sierra so that would be a cheap entry. Don't know about High Sierra though.
     

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